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Aside from using a safety pin, what are some ingenious ways to fix a buttoned shirt that's a bit too tight across the bust?

Asked by MissAnthrope (21460points) October 12th, 2010

I have an awesome shirt that I’ve not yet worn because it’s a bit tight across the chest and that gap between buttonholes pulls apart. The shirt fits awesomely otherwise, and the stretching across the chest isn’t excessive, I just need that gap to stay closed.

I know I can use a safety pin, but I am wondering if anyone has figured out something more ingenious or elegant.

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zen_'s avatar

Leave it open to the next button, exposing the bra. Very sexy. Pics, or it never happened.

augustlan's avatar

There’s something called wardrobe tape that’s supposed to do the trick, but I can’t vouch for it. I’ve considered using velcro, too.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Buttoned shirts never fit me across the chest. If I go up a size, they are always far too baggy around my waist and hips and end up looking sloppy. I have never found a solution other than safety pins, but I rarely use them. In most cases I wear a camisole underneath and only button the shirt up to the bust. It’s a bummer, too, because this is one of my favorite styles of shirt.. but they never fit me properly.

MissAnthrope's avatar

@augustlan – I will check that out! Velcro is another option, for sure.. but I don’t know, something unsexy about velcro. :P I may end up going with that, though.

@TheOnlyNeffie – That’s totally the problem.. I tried the next size up but it was soooo baggy and sloppy. I figured I’d find some way to deal with the button gap.

augustlan's avatar

On What Not to Wear, they always advise fitting the largest part of you (in our case, our breasts), and taking it to a tailor to fit the rest of the body. I’m going to give that a try, now that I have an income again.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Velcro sounds like a good idea, depending on how significant the gap is. I can just imagine reaching for something and hearing that unmistakable crinkly ripping sound that velcro makes.

MissAnthrope's avatar

I wish I had smaller boobies! I’m planning to wear this shirt on a date, so you know, I don’t need any crinkly ripping sounds. Haha.

zen_'s avatar

I shall re-post – since the above posts are not exactly “helpful” anyway – and hey, it’s General – but come on.

I said (and Auggie – leave me alone): keep it open to the next button, expose the bra – it’s very sexy that way. Thanks for the mammaries.

Pics, or it never happened.

FutureMemory's avatar

What zen_ said.

MissAnthrope's avatar

I’m not really an exposed bra kinda girl. Have you met me? Haha.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@MissAnthrope on a date? I say go for the camisole underneath if you think it would look nice. Unless that isn’t really your style. Any type of sleeveless shirt would work. If there is any chance the shirt might be removed by someone else, I wouldn’t think tape, velcro or a pin would be best. But, then again.. hopefully in those situations it would be the last detail anyone involved should notice. :)

zen_'s avatar

@FutureMemory @ or it never happened.

Edited in annoyance: @neffie I didn’t say it was. But the post before mine was Socialistic.

Oh, and big tilde. ;-)

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

I have no new tips. However, I do vote that you show us your tits ;)

zen_'s avatar

Sigh. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

MissAnthrope's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie – That’s kind of what I was thinking, hence the not wanting a safety pin, plus that might make velcro weird, too. Rrrrriiiip! But I have a feeling the shirt is probably going to stay on, at least this time. Or maybe not, I could get lucky.

@papayalily – Fat chance. :P

zen_'s avatar

I vote that @papayalily shows us first.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@zen_ I would, too.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@MissAnthrope I can only speak from personal experience, but the dates when you wear the so-so undergarments, or don’t shave your legs, or whatever you do with the expectations of not having “that kind” of date, are often the ones where you do.

zen_'s avatar

We’re waiting…

MissAnthrope's avatar

@zen_ – I second that emotion.

@TheOnlyNeffie – So, so true. Which is why I always make sure to be all ready to go, just in case. Because you’re right.. so many times where I was expecting nothing, I ended up naked with someone. We’ll see. It’s a first date. ;)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

At risk of getting myself modded, I just want to state that I am also voting in favor of zen’s proposal(s).

zen_'s avatar

I’ll go first. Til Auggie hits me. Watch.

MissAnthrope's avatar

HA. Right. You wish those were yours.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Hey, that’s a sexy watermark you’ve got there.

zen_'s avatar

Not really. I’m a guy.

Nef – it’s a tat.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

::cough:: Right click, Save Image….

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Yay, we moved, I can stop whispering (Read: cowering.)

I think I preferred it as a watermark. Somehow it makes a really unattractive tattoo. :\

zen_'s avatar

OK OK so its a watermark. Now show them to me.

SHOW THEM TO ME.

Why I’m not Gay – no offense

zen_'s avatar

No frontal nudity allowed, so dream on guys and gals.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Why I’m gay – See you in 4 minutes and you can thank me later.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@MissAnthrope OMG, I LOVE that video. I’ve played it soooo many times.

MissAnthrope's avatar

@papayalily – Ahem. Me, too. Ahem. <fans self>

FutureMemory's avatar

How can that video only have 110k views? wtf

zen_'s avatar

I can’t watch it: I’m not old enough. Darn.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@zen_ You know what’s helpful? Lying about your age to the internet. It’s almost like they have no way to verify it..

zen_'s avatar

I cannot tell a lie.

llewis's avatar

I use double-stick tape. You’ll have to replace it each time you wear the shirt, but it works well for regular cotton-type shirts. Another option would be to slightly move the button, if that doesn’t mess up the line of the shirt too badly (wouldn’t work for stripes, for example).

zen_'s avatar

Ahhh boobs.I love it when they are discussed here – even if only suggested.

Better than porn. And porn is good.

~

lonelydragon's avatar

Are you sure you wanna fix it? You’d be sure to have some hot, bodice-ripping action on your date.

OK, since you insist, here are two ways to fix the problem:

1. Wear a coordinating tank top underneath, and then only button the shirt up to right below your chest.

2. If you wear goth or punk styles, you could try wearing a neck tie to cover up the placket. Then no one will be able to see the gape.

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